Scholars Engaged in Electronic Resources
- "The Current State of the Art for Optical Recognition Scanning of Ancient Japanese Manuscripts"
- Dr. Shoichi Hara
- National Institute for Japanese Literature, Tokyo
- "The Use of Digital Technology for the Study of Chinese Seals"
- Imre Galambos
- Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
- University of California, Berkeley
- "Fragments of the Chinese Buddhist Canon"
- Howie Lan
- Instructional Technology, University of California, Berkeley
- "Mapping Dunhuang and Central Asian Antiquities: An Ecai Exemplar Project"
- Dr. Susan Whitfield and Colin Chinnery
- International Dunhuang Project
- British Library, London
Saturday, March 11, 2000
Garden Salon 2
Town and Country Resort, San Diego
The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative Conference
British Library, London
June 26-28, 2000
Additional Meetings of ECAI Tech, ECAI Editors, and Special topics groups:
Workshops: June 29-30
Registration is now open at the ECAI website for the June Meeting of ECAI.
Accommodation information can also be found at this site.
Please contact ECAI Central ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) or the British Library (address below) with
The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) is an international
research project www.ecai.org
aimed at the creation of distributed,
spatially referenced, GIS-style cultural databases which can be accessed
across the Internet from a common front-end software.
The ECAI project (initiated in 1997 and headed by Professor Lewis
Lancaster, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California at
Berkeley), constitutes a new dimension in academic research, applications of
digital and networked technologies and international collaboration. At present
approximately 300 area specialists from ECAI Regional Teams*
in conjunction with ECAI Technical Teams, are producing an interactive
electronic atlas of the world from which selected data from regions, eras,
and disciplines can be accessed.
ECAI is planning to extend its geographical focus into Europe. the Middle
East and Africa. It has therefore asked the British Library to host its 2000
conference and, over the following months, experts in all fields in
Britain will be approached to attend and form their own Regional Teams for
all aspects of British, European, Middle Eastern and African history and
ECAI 2000 at The British Library will be an exciting and important forum.
There will be a reception on Monday 26 June 2000 to celebrate ECAI's aims
and achievements, attended by the UK Government Minister for Arts and
Libraries, Alan Howerth.
ECAI is an exemplar of international collaboration being used
to harness expertise worldwide in order to increase
public access to the world's culture and history via the Internet
*For current ECAI Regional teams, please see our website
). For questions or for further information about ECAI,
please email email@example.com
- Dr Susan Whitfield
- The International Dunhuang Project
- The British Library
- 96 Euston Road
- LONDON NW1 2DB
- tel: +44 171 412 7647
- fax: +44 171 412 7641
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jost Gippert 14.3.2000
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